Thai actress faces summons over porn film
August 2, 2004
Thai actress Natt Chanapa (a/k/a: Kesarin Chaichalermpol, Natt Kesarin, or
simply Nong Natt by locals) who is accused of performing in a
hard-core pornographic film revealed yesterday that modelling and advertising
companies, magazines and television programmes had been offering her six-digit
sums for modelling work since the accusation made media headlines.
actress made the revelation after she sought help from the Law Society of
Thailand for legal support regarding the police accusation. It is against Thai
law to perform in pornographic films.
The deputy commander of the registration division, Colonel Wisut Wanibutr, who
had accused her of acting in a hard-core film with a Japanese man, said that he
had only carried out his duty and had not forced the actress to turn herself in
"Many people believe that what I have done was wrong. That is up to them. I
issued the summons. She has the right to come or not," Wisut said.
Wisut had earlier transferred her case to the Crime Suppression Division after
the actress refused to meet him regarding the case.
Law Society of Thailand human-rights attorney Nakhon Chatichompu said
the Chanapa should not have given interviews to the media, because those
statements could be used against her in court.
For instance, he said, the actress told a television programme host that she
"was not willing to act" in the film. "In a legal interpretation, this might
portray her as having some intent to act. If she had used the words 'I was
forced' there would be less impact on her case," he said.
Colonel Pinit Maneerat, superintendent of Wang Thonglang Police Station, said
the actress had filed libel charges against the weekly magazine Variety Maya
Channel. Police summoned the magazine's owner, executive editor and publisher
to face charges related to the case.
"If they are found guilty, they will be liable to a jail term, but they may
settle out of court," he said.
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